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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a leg and foot fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa. When complete, there are typically nine or ten horizontal lines of incised unframed text on the front of body which do not extend to the back of the figure. Here, there are portions of five horizontal lines of incised unframed text...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa) A VII 1. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.15015

Medium or Technique

Green magnesite-containing rock

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes